Table - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G5132, trapeza ]
is used of
(a) a dining table," Matthew 15:27; Mark 7:28; Luke 16:21; Luke 22:21, Luke 22:30;
(b) "the table of shewbread," Hebrews 9:2;
(c) by metonymy, of "what is provided on the table" (the word being used of that with which it is associated), Acts 16:34; Romans 11:9 (figurative of the special privileges granted to Israel and centering in Christ); 1 Corinthians 10:21 (twice), "the Lord's table," denoting all that is provided for believers in Christ on the ground of His death (and thus expressing something more comprehensive than the Lord's Supper); "the table of demons," denoting all that is partaken of by idolaters as the result of the influence of demons in connection with their sacrifices;
(d) "a moneychanger's table," Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15; John 2:15;
(e) "a bank," Luke 19:23 (cp. trapezites: See BANKERS);
(f) by metonymy for "the distribution of money," Acts 6:2. See BANK.

[ 2,,G4109, plax ]
primarily denotes "anything flat and broad," hence, "a flat stone, a tablet," 2 Corinthians 3:3 (twice); Hebrews 9:4.

Note: Some texts have the word kline, "a couch," in Mark 7:4 (AV, "tables").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words